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Karitane Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.4

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Karitane Point Surf Forecast / Otago / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Friday 26 Feb 2021 NZDT
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Karitane Point surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Karitane Point sea temperature is 15.3 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 13.1 max: 14.5 min: 11.9 °C)
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Karitane Point surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Karitane Point sea temperature is 15.3 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 13.1 max: 14.5 min: 11.9 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Karitane Point (light winds from the N at Waitati 16 km from Karitane Point). 0.9m 7 s period wind swell from ENE

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16 km away, 55 min ago

Light
7 km/h
N
14.6
15.3
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Karitane Point this week:

The surf forecast for Karitane Point over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (Feb 27) at 10AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.6m and 8s period. The wind is predicted to be onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Karitane Point in the next 7 days are 2.5m 9s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Mar 03) at 4AM. Winds are predicted to be glassy at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.8m 10s period and expected on Thursday (Mar 04) at 4PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10AM (Sat 27th Feb)2ft (0.6m) 8s
Best Surf 4AM (Wed 3rd Mar)8ft (2.5m) 9s
Most Powerful 4AM (Wed 3rd Mar)8ft (2.5m) 9s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Karitane Point over the next 7 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Fri
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
0.8
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.4
ENE
1
E
1.2
ENE
1.3
ENE
1.3
ENE
1
E
0.9
ENE
1.7
ENE
2.1
ENE
1.8
ENE
2.5
ENE
1.8
ENE
1.5
ENE
1.2
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.9
E
1
E
0.9
E
0.7
E
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7020577035543247846225619827854142893145529321717718016123516789
20
NE
10
NNE
10
NE
10
ENE
5
E
5
NE
20
NE
10
NE
15
NE
20
NE
20
NNE
20
NNE
20
NE
5
NNW
10
NNE
20
WNW
25
SW
10
SW
10
E
10
NE
15
NNE
20
SSW
20
SW
onononcross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
onononcross-
on
oncrosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
onoffoff
3:47AM
1.87
4:03PM
1.80
4:31AM
1.91
4:49PM
1.85
5:17AM
1.92
5:37PM
1.87
6:06AM
1.90
6:28PM
1.86
6:58AM
1.85
7:24PM
1.83
7:54AM
1.78
8:25PM
1.79
8:55AM
1.71
9:31PM
1.75
9:30PM
0.12
9:59AM
0.17
10:14PM
0.06
10:43AM
0.12
11:01PM
0.03
11:29AM
0.10
11:50PM
0.04
12:18PM
0.11
12:43AM
0.08
1:10PM
0.14
1:40AM
0.15
2:08PM
0.18
2:42AM
0.22
3:10PM
0.22

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Karitane Point blow from the SSW

Fri
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
rain showers
light rain
light rain
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1413151514161514161614161716182211121110121110
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--7:09--7:11--7:13--7:13--7:15--7:16--7:18--
8:30--8:28--8:27--8:24--8:22--8:21--8:19--8:16-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Sat morning, min 13°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 12mm), heaviest on Thu night. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Wed afternoon, min 10°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Karitane Point Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Karitane Point provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Karitane Point can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Karitane Point surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Karitane Point) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Karitane Point may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

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